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Are too few students focusing on Humanities?

I read yesterday that fewer than 8% of college students now major in humanities. The most popular major is Business Administration and then all the STEM fields.

Does this seem like a sensible mix, or has attention swung too heavily in one direction?

While I cannot now find the article, please let this interesting piece serve in its place: http://artsandhumanities.fas.harvard.edu/files/humanities/files/mapping_the_future_31_may_2013.pdf

Finally I came upon the report that motivated my question. http://humanitiescommission.org/_pdf/HSS_Report.pdf

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  • Jun 26 2013: Not judging by their employment rate. What a corporate idea eh? I'm surprised at myself. I like the humanities. But seriously Fritze. Last summer you were all about kids learning about economics weren't you.....or was that me....can't remember. Teachers need to talk eh?
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      Jun 26 2013: I think economics is a valuable subject that is often not offered in secondary school and not required in college.. I do not remember whether you also feel economics is important, but that is not the focus of this thread.

      I think humanities is a valuable area as well, though I majored in math.

      I have an interest in what makes valuable curriculum at the secondary and post-secondary level. This question responds to a report I read this week about colleges revamping their humanities curricula.
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        Jun 29 2013: Hey Fritzie,

        "This question responds to a report I read this week about colleges revamping their humanities curricula." Are colleges revamping their humanities programs in a good way or in a bad way?

        And have you posted a link the report you read about? I'm interested in reading it. Thanks.
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        Jun 29 2013: Thank you Fritzie!

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